teen·​age | \ ˈtēn-ˌāj How to pronounce teenage (audio) \
variants: or teenaged \ ˈtēn-​ˌājd How to pronounce teenaged (audio) \

Definition of teenage

: of, being, or relating to people in their teens

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teenager \ ˈtēn-​ˌā-​jər How to pronounce teenager (audio) \ noun

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Hope is in teenage angst that turns into giddiness, in gentle giants who watch out for shy newcomers at school. Elaine Ayala, ExpressNews.com, "After a week of devastating news, the start of school brings a sense of hope," 10 Aug. 2019 Legend dictates Cruyff transformed a teenage Guardiola from a winger to a central midfielder in his first week as coach in 1988. SI.com, "Johan Cruyff: The Creator of the Barcelona Dream Team's All-Time Best XI," 9 Aug. 2019 In this version, teenage sleuth Drew is working in a diner shortly after the death of her mother when curiosity about her town’s mysteries get the better of her. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "The 24 Most Anticipated TV Shows of Fall 2019," 9 Aug. 2019 And while my teenage role model was Britney Spears, Alexandra’s was the ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope. Ailsa Ross, Longreads, "Mountains, Transcending," 9 Aug. 2019 In October 18, she was cast as the teenage version of Tony Stark's daughter in Avengers: Endgame, but the scene ended up confusing test audiences so unfortunately it was cut from the final film version. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Here Are All the "13 Reasons Why" Stars' Relationship Statuses IRL," 9 Aug. 2019 Brown, now 31, was convicted for murdering a man who allegedly hired her as a teenage prostitute until being granted clemency in January. Tyler Kendall, CBS News, "Cyntoia Brown was 16 years old when she was sentenced to life in prison. Could her clemency give hope to other juvenile lifers?," 9 Aug. 2019 The new BeySearch Collection was inspired by the 90s teenage bedroom walls (remember the posters?) and today’s meme culture. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Don't Panic, Beyonce Just Released New Merch," 9 Aug. 2019 As my boy moves into full teenage and high school life, the stakes get higher. Mike Mikula, Washington Post, "What happened when my son slacked his way through algebra and we didn’t bail him out," 8 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of teenage

1912, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of teenage was in 1912

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English Language Learners Definition of teenage

: between 13 and 19 years old
: relating to people who are between 13 and 19 years old


teen·​age | \ ˈtēn-ˌāj How to pronounce teenage (audio) \
variants: or teenaged \ -​ˌājd \

Kids Definition of teenage

: being or relating to teenagers teenage styles

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